“Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.” - Adora Svitak
The Capstone project that I completed along with two other partners was the planning of the Junior class prom. The initial person responsible for the inspiration of this project was my partner Tajanae Smith, but after several discussions we decided to work collectively along with Aliyah Watson. I believe that with this Capstone project, it would positively impact the SLA Beeber community. For instance, by helping the juniors, we were able to show the rest our community that by collaborating you can truly learn from one another despite how hard you may think the challenge may be. The vision for my Capstone project was to be able to effectively create the best prom experience for the Junior class. Despite what you may think, planning a prom is not the easiest task. There are sleepless nights, constant phone calls, mass group texts, and not everyone agrees with each others ideas. However, the job must be done!
During my experience I also set a personal goal before starting my Capstone experience. The personal goal that I set for myself was to be able to apply all of my knowledge that I have learned from the five core values and apply them to my prom planning throughout the year. I strongly believe that by setting personal goals for this project, it helped me develop several skills that I didn’t think were essential for the prom.